“Here it is again, the Great Reversal: many of the first ending up last, and the last first.”
Matthew 20:16 (context )
This blog will be fairly critical, just to warn you. If you are on a diet and don’t want to have your feelings hurt, skip this post.
People on diets bore me.
Example: I excitedly noted that this Thursday marks the start of my company’?s single best benefit, free ice cream day, which continues through August. My coworker on a diet said: “Oh, really? I’?ll pass.” She also boasted to us about how “good” she was at a restaurant. Then she immediately confessed, “I did eat a roll,” quickly adding, “without butter!” Great, good job. You’?ve managed to completely ruin your eating experience by obsessing about how many points each item that enters your mouth has. She also eats those nasty prepackaged lunches. They may only be 2 points per lunch, but I bet she could eat fewer points if she munched on cardboard instead. Think of the fiber! No calories! No fat! What’s not to like?
I have no words for the deep level of…honestly…disgust I feel when my coworker makes those comments. It may come from my own anorexic experience, so I know how it feels to obsess about food, etc., but whatever the reason, I have no sympathy or patience for it anymore. I know that I’m in a fairly unique position, burning tons of calories each week and thus able to eat pretty much anything I like. Even so, I still feel that while dieting may provide a short-term solution, obsessively watching — and slashing — your food intake can only ever be unsustainable in the long run.
Get plenty of exercise, eat reasonably healthy, and enjoy life! I’ll take a few extra pounds if I enjoy myself in the process.
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